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If I had to describe my ideal interior style, I'd say it's sort of a combination of mid-century meets industrial mixed with vintage with a sprinkle of modern elements. Have I achieved that look at all in my apartment? No. But, I also can't make any permanent changes while renting this space. Brandon and I were on the look out for a new dining table a few months back, and we wanted something we could take with us when we do finally buy a place. We agreed on this sleek, white, high top dining table that can easily adapt to any look or style.
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Option number one would be the Saarinen Round Dining Table. The king of all mid-century dining tables. This choice is completely customizable - table height, color options, finishes, etc. For the white laminate option, you're looking at $1,807. If you choose some sort of marble or would element, the prices can rise to over $4,000. This was not even a maybe when Brandon and I were looking, but as long as all the rest of the details in the dining room go with our current table, it would be an easy switch to make in the future.
While searching for more affordable options, I came across this guy! I had to triple check to make sure it wasn't the Saarinen on sale (which, by the way, does happen!). This is the Zuo Wilco Round Dining Table. This option is comparatively only $718. What I love about this table is that it has a very clean leg line - no seams where the top and bottom are connected.
The most affordable two options are from CB2 and Ikea. They're both only $199. Brandon and I chose the Ikea table (bottom photo), and it's holding up very well! It can comfortably fit 4 chairs, but I'm sure you could fit 5 or 6 if you were hosting a dinner or something. I added the CB2 option since some people get a little squeamish about investing in Ikea products. Although these options are similar in style, the dining table from CB2 loses some of it's charm with the straight leg, and the Ikea table cheapens its look with its very visible seams. They're great choices for beginner renters or homeowners looking for a mid-century table that has a great style for an affordable price.